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Toledo man indicted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

Justin E. Herdman, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today that a federal grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio has returned an indictment charging Kevin L. Arnold, age 54, of Toledo, Ohio with two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base.

According to the indictment filed in this matter, in March 2020, Arnold possessed and intended to distribute approximately 121 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base and approximately 124 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Toledo Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alissa M. Sterling.


Daniel Ball
(216) 622-3921

Updated June 16, 2020

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